6 Self Esteem Facts: The Pretty Girl Pressure

There has been much buzz and a lot of conversation surrounding The Pretty Girl Pressure epidemic. ” …. What is it?, Who does it effect?, How does it happen? ….”
Girls are effected by the The Pretty Girl Pressure at an increasing and alarming rate. As a teen self esteem strategist, I have conducted intensive research with girls ages 6 to ages 19,  while collecting data, surveys, along with dozens of one on one conversations I’ve discovered girls AND women are much more vulnerable to the Pretty Girl Pressure than we may think and would like to believe.  The Pretty Girl Pressure is an epidemic destroying the self esteem of young girls across the country but there are ways we can fight back and eliminate it.

Self esteem in girls is rapidly dropping with astonishing effects.

What is The Pretty Girl Pressure?

The pretty girl pressure is the pressure to achieve pretty as only society defines and approves it. The pretty girl pressure is in effect when women and girls have an unrealistic idea and desire to be flawless, achieve perfection, attempt to duplicate the perception of the images seen in their favorite magazines, and whenever women and girls feel their natural selves isn’t good enough.

As a result, lowered self esteem is a major side effects of pretty girl pressure.

 What are the effects of The Pretty Girl Pressure?

 Listed below are 6 self esteem facts about the effects The Pretty Girl Pressure.
 “Too often society dismisses and undervalues authentic beauty by simply replacing it with the desire to achieve their pretty. As a result, girls often do not recognize or understand or embrace their true beauty so they attempt to achieve the unrealistic “pretty” as society has defined and approves it.” Simeaka Melton

6 Self Esteem Facts: The Pretty Girl Pressure

Fact #1 

74%

74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone.
(Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma)

Fact #2

82%

82% of girls say they are more likely to have sex because they want to feel loved.
(Dear GIRLS Academy, Inc.)

Fact #3

98%

98% of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way.

(National Report on Self Esteem)

 

Fact #4

92%

92%of teen girls would like to change something about the way they look, with body weight ranking the highest. (Dove campaign)

Fact #5

94%

94% Girls with low self-esteem are more vulnerable to perceptions of the ideal body image seen in magazines and in the media.
(Dear Girls Academy, Inc.)

Fact #6

Nearly 1.5 million

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. (CDC) Center For Disease Control and Prevention)
Society and the media pressure girls into the desire to achieve pretty as only they define it and approve it. Society’s toxic untruths cause girls a constant state of pressure to achieve pretty …. “too much, too little, too thin, too big, too light, too dark, too round, too square, too old, too young, too curvy, too straight, too smart, too average”.

 

The truth is pretty isn’t something anyone has to achieve. Countless women and girls  desperately attempt to achieve “pretty” but it’s all an illusion.  Pretty society’s way can not be achieved. The fact of the matter is true beauty begins on the inside and surpasses “pretty”, and requires no approval. Your beauty is your birthright, and the opinions from others are irrelevant. And to seek fictitious approvals are a complete waste of time and energy.

Beauty is not found in our products or created. Is who you naturally are, without anything altered.

To receive additional information about the Pretty Girl Pressure, self esteem education or resources for girls and learn how to fight the Pretty Girl Pressure Epidemic please visit www.DearGirlsAcademy.org or email Simeaka@DearGirlsAcademy.org
written by Simeaka Melton, Editor In Chief

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